Hedy + Yumi | Relationship Builders | Couples Therapist and Relationship Coach

Master Couples Therapist Hedy Schleifer, along with her husband Yumi Schleifer, are expert relationship coaches who lead workshops for couples, and trainings for therapists and organizations, transforming relationships worldwide.

Couples Workshops
Private Intensive Sessions for Couples
Private Intensive Sessions for Couples
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Private Sessions in WASHINGTON DC – Private Intensive Session with Hedy for One Couple
Jul 10 – Jul 11 all-day

Every relationship journeys to the crossroads of transformation. Perhaps your relationship or marriage is in crisis or failing. Or you don’t know how to heal after an affair. Or maybe it’s stagnant, and you long to take your relationship to a new level for the sheer pleasure and inspiration of it.

On July 10 & 11, Hedy is available in Washington, DC to guide you and your partner through a private Intensive session. For more information and to schedule your session, please contact Geoffrey at 305-604-0010, or via this page about the Intensive session

Training for Therapists in CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – EcCT 3-day Training
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm

This 3-day training in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy will introduce you to, and deepen your understanding of, the use of EcCT in your work with couples. You will learn:

  • rituals that can help couples learn and internalize the vocabulary of the “other” and thus become “bilingual.”
  • the complex distinction between the adaptive “survival dance” and the “dance of life in connection.”
  • a unique structure that Hedy has developed for jump-starting a couple’s relationship in two full days, thus eliminating months and sometimes years of therapy.

You will leave the training with new tools, increased expertise, enhanced skills, and a clear vision of how to achieve an even more relaxed and responsive therapeutic stance with your couples.

Tuition is $415 for therapists, $375 for Imago Africa members, & $210 for non-therapist spouse/partners.

$150 deposit needed to register. Balance will automatically be charged two weeks before the event. Monthly installments are available.




Location: Protea Hotel Durbanville
Vineyards Office Estates, 99 Jip De Jager Dr, Tygervalley, Cape Town, 7530, South Africa

If you need overnight lodging, please make your guest room reservation by contacting +27 21 913 9256.

If you are interested in attending the EcCT Training, and not yet ready to register, please complete the following information and we will send you more information for your review:

Workshop for Couples in WASHINGTON DC – “A Couple’s Journey” (New Adventure In Intimacy)
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm

The NEW Workshop for Couples - “A Couple’s Journey” - is a fast-paced, transformational three-day workshop. At this NEW couples workshop, you and your partner will learn about:

  • the three Invisible Connectors that bring you together as a couple
  • the Relational Space that is the residence of your relationship as a couple
  • the inter-couple Bridge that allows for mutual visits
  • the expressability of one’s Truth in 5-6 words
  • the many Neighborhoods that exist in each partner’s world
  • each partner’s Heroic Life Journey
  • the Encounter that awaits each couple as they travel towards Connection
  • the Survival Dance that gets in the way of the Encounter

If you want a taste of the workshop, you can enjoy watching video clips on our YouTube channel or our audio-video page.

Therapists, counselors and psychologists are encouraged to attend with their partners. This workshop is approved for 21 CE hours, at an additional fee, approved by the APA and ASWB.

Please register as soon as possible to secure your place.

Tuition is $995/couple.

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Only a $200 Deposit needed to reserve your seats. Balance will be automatically charged two weeks prior to event.

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Previous graduates of an Adventure In Intimacy workshop, a Getting The Love You Want workshop, and Imago Therapists are invited to attend for only $895/couple.

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The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Georgetown, 2201 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. Please make your room reservation online or by calling the hotel at 800-774-1500 (group code HYS18). The group rate is $199/night and will be held until September 15, 2018. 

We strongly recommend that you stay at the hotel even if you live nearby. The work that you will be doing together requires your complete focus and full attention. Of the couples who do not stay at the hotel, many report after the workshop that they wish they had. Having your own room at the hotel can also provide you with a safe and private place to practice with your partner.

If you are interested in the October 19-21, 2018 couples workshop in Washington, DC, and would like more information to review, please complete the following and we will send you more information to share with your partner:

For 6 couples in WASHINGTON, DC – Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm

Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session
A New Two-day Transformational Event for six couples

Hedy has designed a new teaching tool for couples: the Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session. This in-person event is a two-day learning adventure for six couples. It is a amalgam of Hedy and Yumi’s Adventure in Intimacy workshop for couples, with Hedy's two-day Private Intensive Session.

  • Each couple will receive Hedy's close attention and expertise.
  • Each couple will work with Hedy one-on-one.
  • Each couple will benefit from the workshop atmosphere by being witness to Hedy's work with the other couples.

For more information, visit this webpage on the content of the Hybrid

Tuition is $2,500 per couple

If you would like to make other payment arrangements, please contact us.

If you are interested in the Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session in Washington, DC, and would like more information to review, please complete the following and we will send you more information to share with your partner:

Primary Session Location:

DuPont Circle area, Washington, DC 20009

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